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the president's pick for secretary of defense, who just happens to be a republican. retired colonel lawrence wilkerson breaks down today's bizarre proceedings. >>> plus, jonathan alter on the new democratic plan to take back the house using citizens united. >>> another big-time republican reveals his disgust for moochers on social security and medicare. richard wolffe, howard fineman, and david corn break down the gop's ongoing problem with half of america. >>> and in center left america, it is no longer okay to be a homophobic professional athlete. >> to let all lgbt teens know that it gets better. >> we'll tell you about the inspiring backlash to a 49ers' anti-gay slur. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. you know, if you had lunch with somebody every tuesday for 12 years, do you think you'd feel like you have kind of got to know them a little bit? chuck hagel must have felt blindsided today by old senate friends. because today republican senators looked like they were competing for an oscar. they tried to see which one could act the most outraged at president
on fiscal matters, strong on defense, but plays down their social issues. someone with charisma who can win the support of people on the other side of the 50 yard line. i'm talking about a ronald reagan for the 21st century. i know the party is unlikely to find such a candidate, male or female. but unless they do, they're stuck in second place nationally. they can't beat hillary clinton. that's for sure, not with the rogue elements they've got joining them in their huddle. not where the candidate only reads the words like romney did, well enough to get the nomination, but not well enough, did you notice, to actually be picked as a president. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being was. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. some republicans in demographic denial are buckling to common sense on immigration reform. i don't trust 'em. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> this will be the year. >> the immigration overhaul is on. republicans look like they're cooperating, but can democrats trust them? >>
does nothing, the cuts take effect. republicans don't want defense cuts, but they might be willing to stomach those cuts because domestic programs would also get slashed, including medicare. and that's what republicans really want. let's turn to barney frank, former massachusetts congressman, with us tonight here on "the ed show." congressman, good to have you with us. >> thank you, ed. >> you bet. republicans are trying to change their image here. is it going to work? your thoughts on what you just heard. >> no, because they're not going to be allowed simply to do the thing paul ryan did. he talked about entitlement. people should understand when he talks about cutting entitlements, entitlements is republican for social security and medicare. the two most successful anti-poverty programs in american history, two great accomplishments which substantially reduce poverty among older people and created the possibility for most americans of a comfortable, not a wealthy, not an affluent, but a reasonably comfortable retirement. the other flaw is when ryan says, well, these cuts are to p
was for the president. one is ted cruz, the guy who opposes both kerry for state and chuck hagel for defense. how interesting. two people who have fought for their country, the vietnam war, been awarded medals for their service. ted cruz was never serving in the military, but insists these two gutsy veterans don't deserve the office to which the president has appointed them. don't you just love these people? they don't like the military enough to join it, they dump on people who served and have the nerve to ask for more war. ask the typical hawk what he thought the war was looking back, a bad idea. putting our marines into lebanon, somalia. my appearance experience is they like them all. not only that, but they are always, as i said, ready for another. iraq, yes. afghanistan, yes. iraq again, yes. iran, let's go. why do people listen to these types? why the knee-jerk salute every time one of these armchair hawks itches for another conflict? i'm glad we have kerry now as the same reason i'm glad there was an anwar sadat, a yitzhak rabin. and out of the disastrous suez campaign. i'm glad the hawks
, especially on what? defense. the pentagon spent almost 13% more than normal in the third quarter, but at the end of the year, defense spending suddenly dropped 22%. that's the biggest drop in defense spending since 1972. the private sector did its part to grow the economy. families worked hard. they spent some money. businesses made some investments. but government spending dipped. and pulled the entire economy down with it. less spending caused less growth. but republicans like paul ryan keep saying, well, these cuts are going to boost the growth. >> we're not preaching austerity. we're preaching growth and opportunity. our job, our goal is to prevent and preempt austerity so we can get back to growth. >> really? countries like greece, italy and spain and france have done exactly what ryan wants this country to do. they cut government spending to pay off their debt. now the eurozone has posted record unemployment and poverty. we are facing $85 billion in automatic spending cuts on march 1st. we probably shouldn't trust republicans who think austerity is the best way to go for th
for criminals and mentally ill to get guns. let's get to work. president obama named chuck hagel for defense and john brennan to the cia. president obama had previously named senator kerry as the new secretary of state, which has now been confirmed. and on the first day of this year, the president and vice president secured the fiscal cliff deal. now, folks, those are just the highlights. but congressional republicans think the president should get to work? here is what happened in the house of representatives today. >> without objection, the house stands adjourned until friday, february 1st, 2013. >> friday february 1st? they're cutting out. they're going somewhere, not working. let's bring in bob shrum, contributor of the daily beast. bob, good to have you with us tonight. >> glad to be here, ed. >> you bet. this is quite a strategy to jab at the president like this when they have probably taken more time off than anybody in america in the month of january. does this win? >> no, look. it's a tweet that makes john boehner look like a twit. it's a juvenile move. but there is a method to it.
comes from -- he coming from covington burling. it's a very conservative corporate defense firm. look, these are people who have represented banks. they represented morgan stanley. they represented bank of
prepared for the issues he is going to face as secretary of defense than he was for those questions. >> i think stunned would be the right word. eugene robinson, michelle goldburg, michael tomasky, thanks for being with us tonight. thanks for joining us on "the ed show." >>> coming up, be sure to enjoy your beer this super bowl sunday, because next year it could cost a little bit more. actually, a whole lot more. but not if president obama and the justice department have anything to do with it. stay tuned. we're right back. [ dog barking ] ♪ [ female announcer ] life is full of little tests, but your basic paper towel can handle them. especially if that towel is bounty basic. the towel that's durable, and scrubbable. in this lab demo, bounty basic is stronger than the leading bargain brand. everyday life? bring it with bounty basic. the strong but affordable picker-upper... now costs even less. email marketing from constant contact reaches people in a place they're checking every day -- their inbox. and it gives you the tools to create custom emails that drive business. it's just one of
was something. you know, i hope he is better prepared for the issues he is going to face as secretary of defense than he was for those questions. >> i think stunned would be the right word. eugene robinson, michelle goldberg, michael tomasky, great to have you with us tonight. thanks for joining us on "the ed show." >>> coming up, be sure to enjoy your beer this super bowl sunday, because next year it could cost a little bit more. actually, a whole lot more. but not if president obama and the justice department have anything to do with it. stay tuned. we're right back. itch to swiffe, and you'll dump your old mop. but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady ♪ who's that lady? [ female announcer ] used mops can grow bacteria. swiffer wetjet starts with a clean pad every time, and its antibacterial cleaner kills bacteria mops can spread around. swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. ♪ lovely lady >>> hillary clinton officially stepped down today as secretary of state. but many of you on our facebook and twitter believe she'll be back.
from -- he coming from covington burling. it's a very conservative corporate defense firm. look, these are people who have represented banks. they represented morgan stanley. they represented bank of america. they represented halliburton, kbr. he comes from a culture that is used to defending corporate criminals, not prosecuting them. you know what? that all flows from the top, ed. if you have somebody in charge who has that mentality. look, lanny breuer was also from covington burling. you really should start with people who want to prosecute criminals, not people who have made their entire career, built their entire career around defending them. >> you are convinced from what you've seen that there is more than enough evidence for them to go after one of the big guns on wall street? and they're getting off scot-free? >> completely. i was a prosecutor. any prosecutor -- my prosecutor that looked at these facts would say could we make a case? absolutely. we at least begin with wiretaps. we would have special grand juries. we do would do all the things that a prosecution effort l
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